Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris Details First Year in Office at Greater Irvine Chamber Government Affairs Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

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Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris provided an update on her first year in the State Assembly to business and community leaders convening for the Greater Irvine Chamber’sGovernment Affairs Committee meeting on Oct. 3.

A member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris has made it a priority to consider policy proposals impacting veteran issues, this year securing $2.9 million in state funding to aid in ending veteran homelessness in Orange County.

She also authored AB 558, which will expand coordination of pro bono legal assistance for veterans to include active duty service members and their families who could otherwise not afford legal services.

Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris is also focused on combating sea-level rise by investing in green infrastructure solutions (AB 65) as well as creating more oversight for substance abuse treatment facilities (AB 919, 920).

The Assemblywoman represents the 74th Assembly District, which encompasses the coastal Orange County communities of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Beach.

Legislative status reports were presented during the meeting by representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Katie Porter, Assemblyman Steven Choi, and the Irvine Ranch Water District.

During the meeting, Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris presented the Greater Irvine Chamber with a certificate of recognition for its work to advance entrepreneurship and support small businesses in the community.

For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber’s work in government affairs and how to become involved, contact Whit Peterson.

Pictured from left to right: Whit Peterson, director of government affairs and economic development, Greater Irvine Chamber; Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris; Paul Simonds, vice president, Curt Pringle & Associates, and chair, Greater Irvine Chamber Government Affairs Committee.

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